October 20, 2010

NEWS / IT: UNICEF's online campaign to demand education for kids (INDIA)

New Delhi: UNICEF on Tuesday launched an online campaign to mobilise the Indian society to speak up for illiterate children and to spread awareness that one can demand elementary education under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

The campaign, called 'Awaaz Do' or 'Speak Up', aims to have at least 500,000 people sign up by Jan 24, which is observed as the Girl Child Day.

'India is home to a growing urban population that can be mobilised into demanding that the goals set forth in the RTE become reality,' United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India Representative Karin Hulshof said in a statement.

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